Atari Address- ICAR-ATARI Zone-IV Patna ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone-IV, Patna
Host Institute Name- Bihar Agricultural University Bhagalpur, Bihar
Pin Code- 813102
Preview- "About Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Banka was established in April 1983 vide ICAR Sanction number 15(22)/82 April Extn. /Jan 1983.The host institution of this centre was Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. But this time it comes under Bihar Agricultural University after division of the university. This kendra is located at Banka, Katoriya road at the distance of 3 kms south from district headquarter. The nearest railway station is Banka. It is situated at 24° 30’ to 25° 8’ N latitude and 86° 30’ to 87° 12’ East latitude in the south west part of Bihar.
Like other KVKs the purpose of establishing K.V.K in Banka district is to disseminate improved technologies in agriculture and allied field by organizing need based skill-oriented short and long-term vocational training course to the practicing farmer, rural youth and farm women. The ultimate objective of the Kendra is to increase the production of the area by adopting the KVKs mandates.
KVK as a plan scheme of ICAR plays a vital role in facilitating application of agricultural technologies by the farmers. It is a unique scheme of ICAR oriented to serve the farmers by being the fountainhead of agricultural technologies at the district level. KVKs are the agricultural knowledge centres for farmers, farmwomen, rural youth and extension functionaries. Under the jurisdiction of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur is working with specific mandate as follows: "